Jaladhar's remarks

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Jan 19 23:01:08 CST 1998

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, Dev Thakur wrote:

>     I was referring to the Vedic Age in a historical context.  Today is not
> the Vedic Age, historically, regardless of how many people continue to try
> to follow the Vedic Tradition (including myself).  If there is any Vedanta
> visible in India's or any country's conduction of domestic or foreign
> affairs, or in any world court in general, or in daily life in the world in
> general it is either (a) a rare case or (b) is purely coincidental.  But
> that is not my argument, I realize that historical chronological
> classification is controvertial.  I would like to ask other members of the
> list to post their thoughts regarding the status of women in what most
> historians label as the Vedic Age, circa 6000 BC.

One final note on this topic.  I don't keep up with Indology too much
these days but it is safe to say that scholars are pretty much reduced to
guesswork as to the exact chronological age of the Vedas.  I've read
estimates of anywhere from 1200 bc to the 6000 bc date you mention.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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